2016 World Sledge Hockey Challenge

2016 World Sledge Hockey Challenge
Game #6
Prelim
Final (OT)
December 7, 2016 7:00 pm AST
MacLauchlan Arena
Charlottetown, P.E.I.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
Teams
1
2
3
OT
F
1
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
1
2

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
1
2
3
OT
F
3
5
7
2
17
3
4
0
1
8

Statistics

PP
PIM
1 / 3
4
0 / 2
6

Game Story

FARMER SCORES OT WINNER FOR U.S.

WENDY GRAVES

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – Declan Farmer scored 1:14 into overtime to give the United States a 2-1 win over Canada’s National Sledge Team at the 2016 World Sledge Hockey Challenge.

Farmer carried the puck from his own end, held off Adam Dixon (Midland, Ont.) once he entered the Canadian zone and roofed it short side from the bottom of the left circle.

With the win, the United States secured the top seed for the semifinals.

Farmer also scored in regulation for the Americans.

Tyler McGregor (Forest, Ont.) scored for Canada, on assists from Dixon and Greg Westlake (Oakville, Ont.).

Dominic Larocque (Quebec City, Que.) made six saves for Canada. Steve Cash made 16 saves for the U.S.

The largest crowd of the week so far was treated to a fast-paced game right from puck drop.

A holding minor gave the U.S. the first power play only two minutes into the game. Challenged with defending some good puck movement around the offensive zone by the Americans, the Canadians responded by not allowing a shot on net.

Seven minutes in, on a power play on its own, Canada got on the board first. McGregor took the puck from the side boards, drove across the left face-off dot and went short side as he slid into the slot.

Larocque made two big saves after that to preserve the one-goal lead. First he stopped Josh Pauls point blank from the doorstep. Moments later he stoned Farmer at the side of the net.

The United States scored the only goal of the second period. Forty-five seconds after the teams retook the ice, Brody Roybal passed back to a trailing Farmer, who slid the puck in from the top of the crease.

Canada’s best chance to retake the lead came eight minutes later. Steve Arsenault (Spruce Grove, Alta.) got to the front of the net alone, but a diving stick save by Cash kept the game tied 1-1.

Both teams had chances to go up in the third. Early on Westlake redirected a pass from Dixon, but Cash was quick to push that aside. And with just over a minute to go, Rob Armstrong (Erin, Ont.) hustled to catch up to Rico Roman and break up a potential breakaway.

Canada now faces Norway in one semifinal (Thursday, 7 p.m. AT), while the U.S. faces Korea in the other (1 p.m. AT).

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: James Gemmell
Holding (2:00)
01:58
PENALTY
Penalty: Billy Hanning Jr
Roughing (2:00)
05:59
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Tyler McGregor

Assists: Greg Westlake, Adam Dixon
06:59
PENALTY
Penalty: Steve Arsenault
Interference (2:00)
09:56
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Declan Farmer

Assists: Brody Roybal, Kevin Mckee
00:45
PENALTY
Penalty: Declan Farmer
Teeing (2:00)
05:34
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Tyler Carron
Holding (2:00)
10:45
Overtime
GOAL
Goal: Declan Farmer

Assists: Brody Roybal, Nikko Landeros
01:14

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Dominic Larocque CAN 45 7 6 1 0.857
Steve Cash USA 45 17 16 1 0.941

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 2 - Assists 0 - Points 2
G 2 - A 0 - P 2
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1
Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - P 2
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1

Previous Games

2 - 5 L @ United StatesUSA
Dec 10, 2016
5 - 2 W v CanadaCAN
Dec 10, 2016
6 - 0 W v NorwayNOR
Dec 8, 2016
8 - 1 W @ KoreaKOR
Dec 8, 2016
1 - 2 L @ United StatesUSA
Dec 7, 2016
2 - 1 W v CanadaCAN
Dec 7, 2016
Videos
Photos
2016-17 NMT: CAN 5 – HCL 2 (Championship)
Three second-period goals helped Canada to its 14th Spengler Cup.
2016-17 NMT: CAN 3 – MIN 2 (Semifinal)
Marc-Antoine Pouliot had three points, and Canada advanced to the Spengler Cup championship game.
2016-17 NMT: CAN 5 – MHK 1 (Quarter-Final)
Raymond, Gormley and Ebbett had 1G 2A each, and Canada advanced.
2016-17 NMT - CAN 4 – HCD 3 (Preliminary)
Ebbett scored the winner, and Canada edged the Spengler Cup hosts.
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